The Rockridge News

Read the July 2020 Rockridge News

Saturday, July 4, 2020

After months of a digital-only format, the RCPC Board decided to distribute the July Rockridge News in both paper and digital format.

We want to thank all of the community partners and advertisers who continue to support the newsletter, rain or shine, and we encourage you to pass our July Rockridge News along to your network of friends and colleagues.

RCPC Annual Meeting and April Town Hall - Rockridge Transportation Projects

Saturday, May 5, 2018

On April 19th, 2018, RCPC held its annual meeting and April Town Hall at the Rockridge Branch Library.  A total of twenty-nine Rockridge residents signed in for the election, above the minimum quorum requirement of twenty-five.  An additional eight Rockridge residents voted on Saturday at a polling place in front of the library.  At the meeting, the five candidates for the Board of Directors: Ashley Cruz, M.C.

Rain or Shine, Let's Go to the Halloween Parade!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Rain or shine, the 25th Annual Rockridge Children's Halloween Parade is happening Sunday, October 30th starting at noon and ending at 2 PM, as always! Participating merchants will host trick-or-treating along both sides of College Avenue, from Alcatraz to Broadway.

Join the costumed procession: Meet at Halloween Central in front of the College Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5951 College Avenue, at 11:45 a.m. At precisely noon, we’ll kick off trick-or-treating, leading the first group along the avenue.

In Memoriam Ray Raineri (1938-2015)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Oakland Heritage Alliance (OHA) community has lost a guiding light with the passing of local historian and tour leader Raymond Raineri. Ray, as he was popularly known, devoted himself to collecting memories of his childhood North Oakland neighborhood, and his Italian American heritage. Following his retirement, Ray's enthusiasm for North Oakland and Temescal history found a wide range of outlets including curating numerous exhibits at the History Room at the Oakland Main Library, and contributing articles to local newspapers such as the Piedmonter and the Montclarion.

RCPC Projects, Rockridge Today, the Area's Emerging Future

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Rockridge today is a long way from its near-undoing when construction of the Grove-Shafter freeway - Highway 24 - in the late 1960s wiped out more than 3,000 homes and many area commercial buildings, crippling businesses and leaving significant College Avenue storefronts boarded up. Was the evolution due to community involvement? Mere chance? Market action? The answer: all three, in that order.

Community Involvement

Merchants' Years of Service: A Home and Business Location on College Avenue Since 1886 Houses Kletz and Moll, Attorneys

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Queen Anne Victorian at 5315 College Avenue, shown above, first opened its doors to the Charles Shields family. Charles was a scene painter for Oakland's dramatic theatres, and the Shields family lived there until 1936. Records are not clear about ownership after that, but in the mid-'70s, the building housed an antique shop.

City Invites Neighborhoods to Join National Night Out Festivities

Thursday, July 9, 2015

It's time to organize your block party, barbeque, ice cream social, or other outdoor event that brings your neighbors together.

Rockridge News Seeks Memories, Photos of More Recent Early Days

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Did you or relatives of yours live in Rockridge at the time of the construction of Highway 24 and BART? Would you like to share your experiences?

The Rockridge News wants to hear your story from during that time, and see any photographs you may have showing the neighborhood of the day. Your story could be part of a series of articles reporting on what it was like then for Rockridge residents.

Redwood Tree Removal Now on Hold

Monday, March 9, 2015

Recently, the six redwood trees on the former Shell station property at College and Claremont were individually red-tagged for assessment as to whether each tree should be removed. Many neighbors and College Avenue shoppers have expressed concern and dismay that Rockridge may be losing a valued community asset, especially in a location that is otherwise, for pedestrians, a bleak sea of asphalt and concrete.

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